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In jurisprudence, a natural person is a real human being, as opposed to a legal person, which may be a private (i.e., business entity) or public (i.e., government) organization.

In many cases, fundamental human rights are implicitly granted only to natural persons. For example, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states a person cannot be denied the right to vote based on gender, or Section Fifteen of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees equality rights, apply to natural persons only. Another example of the distinction between natural and legal persons is that a natural person can hold public office, but a corporation cannot. A corporation can, however, file a lawsuit or own property as a legal person.

Crime[edit]

Usually a natural person perpetrates a crime, but legal persons may also commit crimes. In the U.S., animals that are not persons under U.S. law, cannot commit crimes.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ People v. Frazier, 173 Cal. App. 4th 613 (2009). In this case, the California Court of Appeal explained: "Despite the physical ability to commit vicious and violent acts, dogs do not possess the legal ability to commit crimes."



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Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:11:15 -0700

A natural person appointed as a director for twenty or more Covered Entities is required to be licensed as a Professional Director subject to the exemptions described below. A body corporate appointed as a director of a Covered Entity (irrespective of ...
 
Destructoid
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:31:31 -0700

The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with ...

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KTLA
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:56:15 -0700

“Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned a number by the cellular provider or as shown on the cellular provider's records or the natural person authorized to use the number by an entity that is shown on cellular ...
 
Carolinascw
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:15:00 -0700

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The Courier-Journal
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:45:00 -0700

For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with ...

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Cosmopolitan
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:07:27 -0700

The"authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the emailaddress is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider,carrier, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.)that is ...
 
WKRN
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:03:45 -0700

For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with ...
 
LawInSport
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:15:00 -0700

Under the old Regulations a 'players' agent' was defined as “a natural person who, for a fee, introduces players to clubs with a view to negotiating or renegotiating an employment contract or introduces two clubs to one another with a view to ...
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